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Gwen's Reggae Bar & Grill

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Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-497-2120
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice beach bar on the most beautiful beach on anguilla

The original gwen's disappeared into the sea and she was fortunate enough to relocate to the other side of shoal bay east, arguably the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean. That is why gwen's is 5 star, the new location is not quite as great as the old one (missing big Palm trees and hammocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The original gwen's disappeared into the sea and she was fortunate enough to relocate to the other side of shoal bay east, arguably the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean. That is why gwen's is 5 star, the new location is not quite as great as the old one (missing big Palm trees and hammocks) but the beach location is... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hard to imagine any spot on this beautiful island being any prettier than Gwen's new location. They are at the bottom of a steep driveway in Shoal Bay but it is well worth the walk down the hill to see the special view. Friendly service, good barbecue with ribs/chicken combo - it is pricey - $22 for that special and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Gwen's is being rebuilt after her original Anguilla institution collapsed into the sea and the palms holding the hammocks fell ov. You can reach it from above down a steep track or by walking along Shoal Bay East, arguably Anguilla's loveliest beach. All the usual beach fare is here: rum punches, beer, grilled chicken, etc - pretty basic but fine... More 

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raleigh
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125 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

gwen's daughter waited on us and service could not have been better. food was also great. ribs and chicken--some of the best on the island. potato salad, peas and rice and pasta salad all great as well. don't miss this place if you are on shoal bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Best atmosphere and ribs you will experience virtually anywhere. The sea is quickly reclaiming Gwens current spot, but they will be opening on the other end of Shoal Bay in October. Search it out, great lunch and beautiful setting

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have not been to Gwen's in years and decided to stop by on this trip and was shocked at what mother nature has done to the beach but Gwen's is still there and they served up some tasty ribs and chicken and a mighty rum punch. The staff was wonderful and we enjoyed talking with them. Definitely a place... More 

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Rio de Janeiro-Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Yes, as others have noted, mother nature has eroded the beach, but it doesn't remove an inch of its jaw dropping beauty - it is a place as perfect as you can think of - so this review is not only about the restaurant, but also the beach it is based on. We had, as other reviewer has noted, the... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Mother Nature has sure taken a toll on this beach restaurant. The beach is very eroded to the point that the palm trees used for the hammocks have fallen over, and the dining porch slants precariously. For us, Gwen's was never about the food, for unless you went on a day when someone was grilling, the food from the back... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great food. Great Vibe. Finally found a restaurant that played great music! We were only here for a couple hours and it was fairly quiet, but heard they get a good crowd the nights they have live music. The beach area was gorgeous. If you're looking for a great spot that makes you feel like you are in the Caribbean... More 

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duncan bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Cool place at the end of shoal bay east , when we went it was quite but heard they have live entertainment , there is a lot of places like this in anguilla should rent a car and check out all of them they all have different vibes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
  • Phone Number: 264-497-2120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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